Screen Resolution for Desktop Apps

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Sun Dec 17 17:12:28 EST 2017

The identity of Richard is not really that interesting.

What is interesting is why the Geometry Manager is still inclided in the IDE
when it just isn't up to scratch: it should be either completely rejigged or


On 17/12/17 11:06 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> On 12/17/17 2:54 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 12/16/2017 12:06 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Richard, can you outline some of the issues you have seen with the 
>>> GM (or
>>> point to a thread where it was discussed). On the surface it looks 
>>> like a
>>> good way to handle many types of positioning needs. There were a 
>>> couple of
>>> oddities in the code that I’ve looked at already.
>> Not sure who "Richard" is, but I can say from experience that the GM 
>> works fine until it doesn't, and then all hell breaks loose and it's 
>> impossible to get rid of the GM artifacts to the point where your app 
>> works again. You end up recreating the app from scratch again and 
>> wishing you had never touched the GM. So I don't anymore.
> You can remove the cRevGeometry propery set from each control if you 
> don't want to rewrite the stack. But still...
> I stopped using it too. It sort of works if it's the last thing you 
> do, but if you change the layout you have to start over again.

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